Adverbs that Compare You will be more smarter after taking these notes!
3 Degrees of Adverbs Like adjectives, adverbs can be compared They have the same 3 degrees: Positive - one thing or person Comparative - two things or persons Superlative - more than two things or persons
More or Most?? Most adverbs formed from adjectives use more or most to express comparisons. Use more or most to form the comparative and superlative of some two-syllable adverbs and all adverbs with more than two syllables.
Example: slowly, more slowly, most slowly *Write the comparative and superlative forms of the following adverbs: 1) Softly 2) Lazily 3) Heavily 4) Comfortably 5) Quietly
er or est?? Some adverbs, including those that can also be adjectives, use er and est to form comparisons. Add er or est to form the comparative or superlative of most one-syllable adverbs and some adverbs with more than one syllable.
Example: soon, sooner, soonest *Form the comparative and superlative of these words: 1) Early 2) High 3) Fast 4) Hard 5) Often
Irregulars A few adjectives and adverbs are irregular. Their comparative and superlative degrees must be memorized. The following chart lists the most common irregular modifiers.
Degrees of Irregular Adjectives and Adverbs POSITIVECOMPARATIVESUPERLATIVE Bad Badly Worse Worst Far (distance) Far (extent) Farther Further Farthest Furthest Good Well Better Best Many Much More Most
When forming negative comparisons, use less and least. Example: 1) Amy is less excited about the fun fair than her brother. 2) This class has the least amount of homework than the other 2 classes. CAUTION!! DO NOT use more and most or less and least with adverbs that already have er or est added to them. **You can be smarter…just not more smarter!
Give the comparative and superlative form of these words. 1) Far (extent) 2) Little 3) Much 4) Badly 5) ill Remember…when adding an er or est to a word that ends in -y, take off the -y and add an -i.